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Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
-- Woody Allen


Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Law and order

There are universal laws which cannot be violated without negative consequences. There is order in the world which we ignore at our own peril. Some people see this situation as punishing and restrictive. Yet in truth it is liberating and enabling.

What if there were no laws? What if there was no order? How would we make sense of the world? How would we live? How would we possibly hope to find fulfillment if we did not know that our thoughts and actions would have sure and reliable consequences?

The same inviolable order which often seems to punish in the short term gives us confidence and freedom in the long run. The suffering it necessarily brings if we act against it can be a magnificent teacher when we choose to pay heed.

There is no limit to what can be accomplished in this world when you understand and respect the consummate order which is evident in every corner of the universe.

— Ralph Marston

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